Finance Analyst - (Forecasting and Planning)
Finance Analyst .
Croydon , UK . Contract Length: 3 months with possible extension. The Maximum daily Rate: £300 per day. Outside IR35. Minimum Requirement: Principal Accountabilities Forecasting and Planning Produce monthly forecasts and ensure appropriate escalation of risks and opportunities Work within the MTP guidance set out and develop robust plans in partnership with the business Develop challenging but achievable budget and forecasts Make the list of assumptions completely transparent and ensure that decisions are made at the right level - can explain the forecast in a way that makes sense to all (able to reduce complexity) Produces weekly forecasts for the purposes of pricing, ensuring that benefits and risk are built in appropriately to ensure prices set for customers are accurate Month End Until the new system is in place - manages the production of actuals using genesis to ensure accurate, predictable and understandable results Once the new system is in place - ensures that actuals and reporting outputs give the right picture of results Comment and input into presentation of monthly results including variance analysis and business insight Ensure key stakeholders are engaged and informed on financial performance As the new GM system is being designed, develops the skills and understanding required to become a super user once in place. This will involve being able to make small and medium sized changes to the system so that it can be developed at pace with the business (larger changes will be managed by BC&IT or third party consultants) Business Partnering Build strong working relationships with Sales and Management teams to optimise financial performance Have a seat at table as ideas are being created Be supportive but also provide independent challenge Be proactive by bringing insights and ideas to influence business performance and decision making Produce forward looking insight into future issues and facilitate honest discussion about performance Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications Accounting qualification - could be part qualified Experience in a Finance function of a comparable organisation Technical skills Data analytics Finance systems Strong organisational and prioritisation skills Advanced Excel skills Commercial skills Logical with strong analytical skills Excellent commercial acumen, ability to assimilate information quickly and interpret the "so what" Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited acts as both an employment business and as an employment agency. Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via Call/Email. Apply now to know more. Sopra Steria Recruitment is committed to barrier-free and inclusive recruitment. We are a Disability Confident recruiter, and a RIDI 100 and Business Disability Forum partner organization. Should you choose to contact Sopra Steria Recruitment regarding this role or apply for it, all personal data you submit to us will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice which you can find on our website Contact Number : 44(0)121 6352835 Sopra Steria Recruitment is committed to barrier-free and inclusive recruitment. We are a Disability Confident recruiter, and a RIDI 100 and Business Disability Forum partner organisation. Should you choose to contact Sopra Steria Recruitment regarding this role or apply for it, all personal data you submit to us will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice which you can find on our website.